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Tale Weaver # 22: Fortune Cookie

Handmade "fortune cookie"

Handmade “fortune cookie”

With every Chinese take out meal comes a fortune cookie. Removed from its cellophane wrapper, there is a faint smell of almonds. The cookie’s skin has a Formica-like texture. Your grasp each side of the cookie between your thumbs ’til there is the dry crackle snap. Inside is the “fortune;” a thin strip of paper. ……. So, what happens next? Is there a fortune in this cookie? Is it magic or diabolical? Does it lead you on a great adventure? Scare the h**l out of you? Change your life?

Weave a tale around that cookie and it’s “fortune.”

And, if you have favourite fortune cookie sayings, leave them in comments, or post on your blog and link back here.

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26 comments on “Tale Weaver # 22: Fortune Cookie

  1. September Last
    July 16, 2015

    This amuses me–I’ve been known to buy a whole box of fortune cookies so I can keep eating till I get a good fortune!

  2. phylor
    July 16, 2015

    That’s an interesting approach to fortune cookies! Do you have a favourite fortune cookie message?

    • September Last
      July 17, 2015

      Is your question for me, Phylor? If so, I can’t even remember a cookie message–so I guess I don’t have a fave! You might like my post, though–link above.

      • phylor
        July 17, 2015

        Yes, and every one is invited to submit. I enjoyed your fortune cookie story!

      • phylor
        July 17, 2015

        I forgot to mention I love the ending!

      • September Last
        July 17, 2015

        I’m so glad you enjoyed it–fun write, it was!

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  5. georgeplace2013
    July 16, 2015

    “The fortune you seek is in another cookie.”
    “I can’t help you. I am only a cookie.”

    • phylor
      July 16, 2015

      Wonderful! I think I’d like a job as a fortune cookie composer.

  6. phylor
    July 16, 2015

    It’s not a good sign when my ping back doesn’t ping back! ;D


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    • phylor
      July 19, 2015

      Thanks, Jules. Your fortune was fantastic and the story left room for many possibilities.

      • julespaige
        July 20, 2015

        I’ll have to keep it on the back burner of possible series. 🙂
        The fortune came out of a real cookie 🙂

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    • phylor
      July 22, 2015

      As my mother would quip, “Better late, than never.” Thanks for joining in on the fun!

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